Not a lot this week. It's been a fallow time for getting assigned movies. I had several days of having nothing in my house to review for DVD Talk, and while I guess I could have jumped on a bunch more Criterions, I took some time to watch stuff just for the fun of it before my schedule went wonky.
* Taking Woodstock, a rare stumble for Ang Lee. I think it's the split-screen that does it to him. People don't like it when he gets all fracturous and fancy.
UPDATED TO CRITERION CONFESSIONS...
* Schizopolis, Steven Soderbergh's deconstructionist comedy. Call it Cinematic Philosophy 101.
THIS WEEK IN DVD REVIEWS...
* Chinese Odyssey 2002, a romantic parody of martial arts films reteaming Chungking Express stars Tony Leung and Faye Wong. It's even produced by Wong Kar-Wai, and director Jeffrey Lau includes lots of subtle digs at the director. Too bad this U.S. disc is edited.
I did get a little mail this week that is funny enough to share. Make sense of it however you will. Youth in decline, or adult illiteracy?
I read your review of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' and...i liked it alot becous it wasssss all action for kids and for some adults...
The dolphin must be her familiar.
Current Soundtrack: Leonard Cohen, "Famous Blue Raincoat;" The Specials, "Bright Lights;" Walker Brothers, "After the Lights Go Out;" Rufus Thomas, "The Preacher & the Bear;" Jane Birkin, "Image Fantome - Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte;" The Ronettes "(The Best Part Of) Breakin' Up"
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